The two tier footstool made specially for the elderly dachshund is finished, I hope he likes it.
So now a question, does anyone know anyone who can give these chairs a good home?
There are a matching pair of each and all four were kindly given to us to rehome with someone who is prepared to spend some time to lovingly restore them. The young couple who have asked us to do this are emptying a house and just couldn't bring themselves to throw these lovely old chairs on the tip. They believe passionately in recycling. So......... any takers?
The two medallion backed chairs are mahogany, the frames are fine but as you can see, all of the canework needs to be replaced. The medallion cane is "blind", in other words each individual strand will need to be cut to size and hand woven in place - no mean feat, but these chairs are worth it.
The two little bedroom chairs need a clean, re-glue and the seats re-weaving.
Come on there must be someone out there who wants a really good project, especially for these cold dark nights! Please e-mail me or leave a comment, you will need to collect them from us here in Dorset.
Oooh and P.S. please pop over to Wendy's blog here: http://www.1stuniquegifts.co.uk/blog/2012/02/handmade-monday-52/ and congratulate her on a whole YEAR of supporting other craftspeople - hip, hip......! Well done Wendy.